Every day, I strive to improve the lives of my patients who are suffering from TMJ disorders, craniofacial pain, sleep apnea, and related disorders. I take my position as an Orofacial Pain Specialist seriously because I want to improve the lives of my patients. I have dedicated many years of my life to continuing education as well as research that will continue to improve the lives of my patients. I am fortunate enough to be a member of some prestigious organizations that are composed of like-minded medical professionals, and I was recently named president of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Read on to learn about what this honor means and how it will translate to your care.
Do you suffer from sleep apnea and struggle during the summer months? There are many things to love about summer, such as long days, cookouts with friends, and vacations. However, if you have sleep apnea, you might not be so excited to experience what others love about the summer. We want to share some tips to help you enjoy the summer while maintaining your sleep apnea symptoms.
Do you visit our office for complications with TMJ? If so, then you know that certain foods can cause your symptoms to flare up and leave you in a state of discomfort. With the warmer weather arriving, vacations being planned, and family events taking place, it can be tempting to disregard food recommendations. We want to share some of the suggested foods and some foods that are best left to the side. Read on to learn more.
Do you suffer from TMJ? Maybe you have a loved one who does. If so, you know how it can negatively affect your life. While everyone should aim to stay relaxed at all times, it is especially important for someone who suffers from TMJ. We want to share some simple relaxation methods that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Having not only a relaxed jaw, but a relaxed body as well will help you better manage your symptoms.
We don’t know how you feel, but we cannot wait for the start of summer in a few short weeks. Summer is a time that is loved and enjoyed by many. Warm temperatures, long summer days, traveling, and outdoor cookouts where you are free to indulge are some of the perks of summer. However, if you experience sleep apnea, you might not be so excited to experience what others love about the summer. We want to share some helpful tips on maintaining your sleep apnea and enjoying the upcoming season. Read on to learn more.
Sleeping well every night is one of the best things you can do for your mind and your overall health. Unfortunately, patients who suffer from sleep apnea are not getting the full night’s rest they need to function properly. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which the soft tissues in the back of the throat relax during sleep, obstructing the airway and limiting proper oxygen flow. More than 22 million people suffer from the effects of sleep apnea. Although there are many people who have been diagnosed, there are still more who have yet to receive a diagnosis or who are not receiving treatment once diagnosed. When sleep apnea remains untreated, it can be extremely damaging to your overall health and lead to serious health complications.
Do you feel that you experience high levels of stress in your daily life? There can be many aspects of our lives that can lead to stress. Anything from work to financial difficulty to family issues to a full schedule can all lead to added stress. Unfortunately, when we are under significant stress, the effects can come out in our bodies. It is not uncommon for people to experience weight gain, high blood pressure, and tense muscles. Many people also develop issues with the TMJ due to high stress. Read on to learn more about how stress can negatively impact your TMJ disorder and ways you can help.
Our team at Atlas Orofacial Pain & Apnea Group is passionate about providing the care needed to help our patients overcome the discomforts of living with TMJ disorder. Unfortunately, TMJ disorder has many symptoms that mimic other medical conditions, often leaving patients without a proper diagnosis. For example, frequent headaches and facial discomfort are two common symptoms experienced with TMJ disorder. These two symptoms are also common to other conditions, such as sinus issues. When treatment doesn’t work and symptoms continue, it can be heartbreaking. Oftentimes, when patients reach out to our team, they are frustrated with their symptoms, the lack of answers, or the treatment recommendations for the problems they are experiencing.
Quality sleep is important to help us function properly in our daily lives. Sleep is essential to your physical and mental health. When you are sleeping, your body and mind are taking that time to reset and recharge for the next day. When quality sleep is lacking or you frequently wake from issues such as sleep apnea, it begins to affect multiple areas of your daily life, from energy to weight loss or weight gain to mood. Poor sleep can also lead to serious health issues related to high blood pressure, increased heart disease, kidney disease, and diabetes. There are simple changes you can make to help improve your quality of sleep. Read on to learn these helpful tips and suggestions.
Do you have loved ones who comment on your loud and frequent snoring? Or do you find you have difficulty falling asleep and then wake throughout the night? If either of these scenarios sounds like something you regularly experience, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Unfortunately, sleep apnea often remains undetected because people disregard their symptoms or don’t know who to see for a diagnosis. At Atlas Orofacial Pain & Apnea Group, we specialize in diagnosing and treating patients who experience symptoms of sleep apnea.